AOC fires back at critics: ‘If they saw all the goldfish snacks I eat, they’d say I was killing the ocean too’

An emerging line of attack against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) targets her use of modern-day technology as she advocates for her Green New Deal Plan. The narrative goes like this: AOC’s Green New Deal seeks to end the US’s reliance on fossil fuels, but she’s a hypocrite because she rides in cars and airplanes.

“Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants to save the planet with her Green New Deal, but she keeps tripping over her own giant carbon footprint,” a March 2 article from the New York Post read.

AOC fired back at the Post, saying, “I also fly & use [an air conditioner].”

“Living in the world as it is isn’t an argument against working towards a better future,” she added.

Sure enough, the Post fired off another salvo this Sunday, pointing out the fact that AOC “made her getaway from a St. Patrick’s Day parade in Queens in a for-hire minivan Sunday.”

“The leading advocate for the proposed ‘Green New Deal’ was less than four blocks from a Queens subway station when she hopped into a white Chrysler Town & Country with livery plates around 1:20 p.m.,” the Post’s latest article read.

Naturally, AOC had a tweet locked and loaded.

“I will have you know my tía was very upset that the ny post insulted her minivan,” AOC tweeted, apparently referring to her aunt as “tía.”

“If they saw how many goldfish snacks were in this thing they’d say I was killing the ocean too,” she quipped.

The tweet was liked and shared over 200,000 times, dwarfing the Post’s article on Twitter.

Featured image via MSNBC

Sky Palma

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